2019 Board of Directors

The Design Forward Alliance Board of Directors is made up of academic, business, and design leaders from within the community. Board terms are three years and are staggered for stability and fresh ideas and energy.

Scott Robinson   President
Michèle Morris   VP, Partnerships

Michèle Morris
VP, Partnerships

Joan Gregor   VP, Innovation Assets

Joan Gregor
VP, Innovation Assets

Elena Pacenti   VP, Outcomes

Elena Pacenti
VP, Outcomes

Dave Conover   VP, Fundraising

Dave Conover
VP, Fundraising

Ali Hussain   General Board Member

Ali Hussain
General Board Member

OPEN POSITION Treasurer

OPEN POSITION
Treasurer

Don Norman   Observer, Advisor

Don Norman
Observer, Advisor

 

Founding & Early Board of Directors (2016-2018)

The Founding Board of Directors helped establish the vision and direction of the organization. The group was made up of academic, business, civic and design leaders from within the San Diego community. Many of the founders have held leader leadership positions within other design and/or regional nonprofit boards.

Don Norman   Founding Member

Don Norman
Founding Member

Scott Robinson   President
Michèle Morris   VP, Partnerships

Michèle Morris
VP, Partnerships

Paul Hong   VP, Community

Paul Hong
VP, Community

Joan Gregor   VP, Innovation Assets

Joan Gregor
VP, Innovation Assets

Charles Chamberlayne   VP, Civic Engagement

Charles Chamberlayne
VP, Civic Engagement

Chad Martin   VP, World Design Capital

Chad Martin
VP, World Design Capital

Elena Pacenti   VP, Outcomes

Elena Pacenti
VP, Outcomes

Dave Conover   VP, Fundraising

Dave Conover
VP, Fundraising

Martina Montalva   VP, Marketing & Outreach

Martina Montalva
VP, Marketing & Outreach

Kris Angell   General Board Member

Kris Angell
General Board Member

Emily Wilkenson   Secretary